Located 5 miles from Llandudno, the walled town of Conwy is well worth a visit. The entrance to the town (from the east) is stunning. You drive over a bridge which crosses the River Conwy, and there is front of you is the fabulous Conwy Castle.
The castle sits on a rocky outcrop, looking over the cobble stoned town and I would highly recommend a visit. Conwy is a walled town, and you can take a walk along the top of the walls, enjoying the view of the harbour.
There are some shops to browse in and the best fish & chips in Wales. If you take a stroll by the quay you may even stumble across the Smallest House in the UK!
Conwy is a great place to visit and an easy commute from Llandudno, by car, train or bus.
Well the Great Orme and its hiking trails was the biggest must see for us. The name "Orme" is derived from an old Norse word for Worm or Sea Serpent and when its misty that is really how this huge headland mass, composed of Carboniferous limestone must seem. However we only got to see in lovely sunshine ;-)
Well another visit to this seaside resort in August 2003 and we managed to catch a ride on the victorian tram up to the Orme. They run approx every 20 minutes , cost was 2.95 single and 3.95 return. Its not a long journey, with a change of tram at the halfway station, but can be fairly steep in places - hence we opted for the ride up and walked down. There were lovely views in both directions and thought it was worthwhile.
London with friends
Our VT friends from Milan, Viviana & Paolo were coming to London for a week's break, so we decided to travel down to see them for a day.They met us at Euston & we had a great day, it was good to see them again. The day went very quick & didn't have time to see much, or take many pics (too busy talking !!!). Here we are in front of Kensington Palace, if they had any rooms vacant, we would have stayed the night, perhaps next time !!!
The four of us at Trafalgar Square.
Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square.
We "think" that the house at the end of the street is the one from the film "NOTTING HILL".
Viviana says it is, Paolo says not !!!
Well, back at Euston Station, ready for the trip home.
Poor Liz has very sore feet & I had to take this pic quick so she could sit down.
We've had a great day out, wish it could've been longer though.
Looking foreward to seeing Viviana & Paolo again.
Check Viviana's VT site, username-vivimero
Paolo, Lizzie & Viviana on the Tube Train, gosh it's a busy place & glad they were there to show us around.
In front of a Market (can't remember where, well, London's so bloody big isn't it !!!).
Just been told that it's Covent Garden, thanks Jenny !!!(check her pages, member-"Arajina").
Thank goodness for the British Policemen. It's lucky these three were "on their toes" & spotted this very dangerous & infamous criminal from Italy. As soon as they spotted him, the three surrounded him. We can all sleep in our beds safely tonight!!!
(Sorry Paolo, couldn't resist that, ha! ha!).
Thought we'd have Pizza Hut for dinner, we were starving after all that walking.
The buffet is very good value as you can go back for seconds,or even thirds !!! (we all did).
Pizza Hut. Viviana going for "seconds", or was it "thirds" !!! ahh well, more walking next.
Just so you know, Viviana Meroni has written a book "Summer of the Beautician" (iUniverse), we took it with us to have it autographed. She has just finished her new one (haven't got it yet) "Honeymoon in London" (iUniverse).
One day she will be famous, so "watch out" John Grisham !!!!!
We stopped in a cafe, got coffee & cakes, yum! yum! & Viviana, Paolo & Lizzie sang "Happy Birthday" to me (I know it's a couple of weeks early, but who's counting !!).Viviana sang to me just like Marlyn Monroe sang to the President !!!
Forgot to take pic 'cause I was having a good time.
Went to see Viviana & Paolo's flat in Kensington, very impressed.
Kensington's a lovely area.